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HiddenseeIn this imaginative novel rooted in the rich soil of early nineteenth century German Romanticism beloved New York Times bestselling author Gregory Maguire twins an origin legend of the famous Nutcracker with the life of Drosselmeier the toymaker who carves himGregory Maguire’s novels have been called bewitching remarkable extraordinary engrossing amazing and delicious Having brought his legions of devoted readers to Oz in Wicked Wonderland in After Alice and Dickensian London in Lost Maguire now takes us to the Black Forest of Ba The book began with a 'tale' which never really seemed to take shape or reach a conclusion Mr Maguire knows how to write this genre well; but I was disappointed with the disjointed story of Dirk and his purpose and the mainly incidental references to the nutcracker he madeI will re read soon and try to piece together what I may have missed the first time around

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read reader ë Hiddensee ↠ é [Ebook] ➧ Hiddensee By Gregory Maguire – Insolpro.co.uk In this imaginative novel rooted in the rich soil of early nineteenth century German Romanticism beloved New York Times bestselling author Gregory Maguire twins an origin legend of the famous Nutcrack In this imaginative novel rooted in the richVaria and Munich of the Brothers Grimm and E T A Hoffman Hiddensee recreates the backstory of the Nutcracker reimaging how this entrancing creature came to be carved and how it magically guided an ailing little girl named Klara through a dreamy paradise on a snowy Christmas Eve It also brings to life the mysterious godfather Drosselmeier the ominous canny one eyed toymaker made immortal by Petipa and Tchaikovsky’s ballet who presents the once and future Nutcracker to Klara his goddaughterBut Hiddensee is not just a retelling of a An orphan boy is raised by an unlikable couple who live alone in the woods leaves after an accident with an axe and muddles through another two hundred pages with no clear goals If there is to this story I missed it There is no real plot I didn't find the characters engaging The prose is awkward and the dialogue wooden This is of course my subjective assessment Others may find something in it that I did not

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Classic story Maguire discovers in the flowering of German Romanticism a migrating strain of a Hellenic mystery cult and ponders a profound uestion how a person who is abused by life short changed and challenged can access secrets that benefit the disadvantaged and powerless Ultimately Hiddensee offers a message of hope If the compromised Godfather Drosselmeier can bring an enchanted Nutcracker to a young girl in distress perhaps everyone however lonely or marginalized on the eve of a winter holiday has something precious to share CRAP CRAP CRAP Why did I trick myself into reading this utter nonsense?? Why??? After Alice his Alice in Wonderland adaptation was bad enough another 1 star review but I was lured in by the premise of a backstory to the nutcracker I'm an idiot I should have stayed clear My god this story hardly anything to do with the nutcracker and the first 200 pages was about a boy named Dirk wandering the countryside no mention of A nutcracker or THE nutcracker OR Christmas NOTHING ZILCH Literally dumb I hate this I'm never tricking myself into reading his stuff again Avoid if you know what's good for you